Welcome to the Malvern Hang Gliding and Paragliding Site

League Tables

Pilots can upload their tracklogs to various online league tables.  Some popular ones below:


Paragliding

Leonardo - free, global.

XC League - currently £6 per year, UK only.


Hang Gliding

UKNXCL - UK National XC League



Malvern Hang Gliding Club (MHGC) Privacy Policy

MHGC collects personal information from you when you provide it to us directly, or through your use of our website, for example:

  • Your name and contact details
  • BHPA membership information
  • Pilot Ratings
  • Club membership payment records

How does MHGC use my personal information?

Your personal information will be used:

  • To enable the smooth running of the club and its flying sites.
  • To provide you with information about club events and other flying related information.
  • To manage and respond to any queries or complaints.
  • To comply with our obligations to the BHPA.
  • To comply with our legal obligations..

MHGC will not share your information with any other third party.

You can view and edit the information held by the club about you by following the link at the bottom of this and other club emails.

Latest Updates

North Hill - Following discussions with the Malvern Soaring Association, we have updated the site guides in relation to the area reserved for their exclusive use, please have a look and make sure you are aware of the changes.

HG NOTICE - RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016

Please note, if you are considering flying at the Malvern's this coming weekend : 6th to the 9th May 2016 you will find that the usual Three Counties car park that we usually have permission to land in will be completely filled with cars and must not be used (even if part of it is unused). As an alternative you can still use the smaller landing field nearer the hill, as is usually used by paraglider pilots. However, just for the next few days we have obtained permission to land in the long strip field as indicated on the sat pic here. Please take care not to overfly the fields to the north low down as you will note there is a HORSE riding school that operates from here. Try to land over to the south side of the strip. Obviously using the gate to exit the field without obstructing the drive next to it. This field belongs to Ken Shail's (MHGC President) neighbour.


40 Over 40

(40 pilots over 40 km)

1975 to 2015, the club celebrates 40 years of flying.

There are many pleasures in free flying, but one of the most universally sought-after achievements is a good cross-country flight.  To land a long distance from where you took off, without power, using only your own skills and judgement is greatly rewarding.  So, to encourage pilots to try to do this, and to acknowledge those who do, we are compiling a list of all those who achieve a flight of over 40km from one of our club sites, and we hope the list will reach over 40 pilots in total.

If you've done a 40k flight this year, and your not on the list, please let me know!

If you haven't, but want to, please keep in touch with the active members and coaches and let us know - we'll do our best to help.


Date, Name, Distance

26/4/15, Nick Collins, 133

13/5/15, Bryan Hindle, 50.1

13/5/15, Richard Darling, 50.7

13/5/15, Stuart Mason, 60.4

30/5/15, Alan Hyde, 89

30/5/15, John Bevan, 62

30/5/15, Bill Bell, 138

16/6/15, Graham Shand, 54.3

16/6/15, Tony Wilkinson, 96.4


???  QUESTIONS ???

Should we include pilots for EACH flight over 40, or just once? (I think just once)

Should we include all pilots, or only MHGC members? (I think all pilots)

Should we include malvern Aerotow launches? e.g. Bill Bells flight above?  (I think Yes)

The list currently only has flights from leonardo and uknxcl, only of malvern members, so the list is very incomplete.  Can we get data from xc league?  Can we get HG data that will let us filter by launch location?




Email Mailing List

This system allows members to email the entire club through one email address.  Each message has a 'level', depending on its importance, and each member can choose which levels he/she want to receive.

Level... Type of Information...
0 Only important general announcements, e.g. AGM's, etc. Only committee members can send on this level.  You will not be able to use the "Reply" button on these emails.
1 The above and important stuff about:
    •    Air space
    •    Safety Issues
    •    BHPA announcements
    •    Club Meetings
2 All the above and things to do with flying:
    •    Saying where you are going
    •    Asking where to go
    •    Weather information
    •    Organising club trips
    •    Flying reports
3 All the above and general chat.

Each member can change their 'level' on the Club database in the field "Your content threshold of the mail-list:0, 1, 2 or 3".  The default is 1. To change your level go to the database and change it, and click the "submit change" button.  Each message you receive through the system has a link at the bottom "Link for you to edit your own MHGC data", use this to go to the database.

When sending a message you decide what level to send it at by entering ^0 or ^1 or ^2 at the beginning of the subject line. There is no need to put ^3 as it will default to 3.

Please remember to start a new thread if your reply is going to stray significantly from the level of the discussion.




Members' Mailing List

Members' Mailing List

This system allows Malvern members to email the entire club through one email address. Each member can choose what sort of email they receive by using a filter. The strength of the filter is specified using ‘Levels’


Received Level

Type of Information

Level 0

Used to send important announcements for AGM's etc. Only committee members can send on this level.

You will not be able to use the "Reply" button on these emails.

Level 1

The above and important stuff about:

  • Sites

  • Air space

  • BHPA

  • Club Meetings / Our Club

  • Safety issues

Level 2

All the above and things to do with flying:

  • Saying where you are going

  • Asking where to go

  • Is the weather right

  • Organising club trips

  • Flying reports


Each member can change their received level on the Club database in the field "Your content threshold of the mail-list:0, 1, or 2"

When sending mail everyone will decide what level to send it at by entering ^0 or ^1 at the beginning of the subject line. There is no need to put ^2 as it will default to 2.

Please remember to start a new thread if your reply is going to stray significantly from the level of the discussion.

When you first join you will be put on level 1.  If you want to be on a different level go to the data base change it, and don't forget to click the "submit change" for every field that you alter.

40 Years of Flight - 1975 to 2015

2015 is the 40th year that Malvern Hang Gliding Club has been free flying from and around the hills of Malvern.

Through the year we hope to fill this page with memories, stories and photos of the clubs' members and activities. If you have any of these that you would like to share then please forward them to us.





Wednesday at Westbury   21 MARCH 2007


We got to Westbury early, 9am! By 9:30 there were about 6 RW's and 2 Flexis on the hill. Sky looked good to the east but still blue with occ. wispy.

By 11:30 the Cu's started proper in the west so took off (after Sean went down on a GB!) with the wind 45 deg off. Appalling takeoff, others had similar. Quite scratchy low down, but hooked scrabbly lift to 6-700ft to ensure I was safe. Moved sideways under cloud and went to 4k, flew upwind to get turnpoint (start of 84m O/R) then flew back to join Geoff and cored 'down' past him! In the wrong place so glided out to Westbury town with little height but under perfect cloud - bang, up to base where I met up with Geoff.

Flew south, leaving hill just after 12pm, usual glide/climb, etc, but keeping east away from flat area to SW (Yeovil, etc) which has a bad reputation with sailplane pilots. Took in --- sites (Monksdown, then Bell), where shortly I met up with Geoff again and we flew to the coast together. I was 1.5m from my turnpoint but it was now 1:30 and the air to the TP was 8 down so I mark/entered and pointed back north, thinking Geoff would do the same. Geoff went for the TP and flew around the coast and off to Portland Island - the view was staggering (here is Geoff's piccy).

Geoff landed at Portland just after 2pm. I really didn't think I could get back upwind (10Mph?) this early in the season but kept plodding and bit by bit it worked. The VR is staggering! I had 2 low spots (1500ft) but eventually got back to the 5500 base which went to 6000ft near Shaftesbury. Carried on up to A303 (18 miles from TO) and it was 3:30 and getting weaker. There was a few Cu to the East that may have worked, but tactically I had to follow my outbound GPS trace to ensure I could still claim an undeclared O/R if I landed short, which I did (about 8 miles). Obviously very happy with flight, still being amazed by this glider, the sink rate is outstanding. Tony Moore picked me up, arriving before I'd even de-rigged (the beauty of closed circuits). Geoff & I entered our flights and I see Malvern club is now winning NXCL. The start of many hopefully.
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Nev